Thomas Heyward Academy

Tel: (843)726-3673
Grades: PK-12 | 293 students
Thomas Heyward Academy is an independent, college preparatory school serving Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our mission is to foster a life-long passion for learning, leading and serving in a diverse world. We are dedicated to the development of each student in mind and body through academics, arts and athletics in a safe and engaging environment. The school is equally committed to the development of each student`s character, with an emphasis on compassion, integrity, perseverance, respect and responsibility.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 293 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Thomas Heyward Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Softball, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,

School Notes

  • Old Fashioned Values with 20th Century Learning in a Warm, Friendly Environment

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Step Of Faith Christian Academy (3.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Step Of Faith Christian Academy (3.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Step Of Faith Christian Academy (3.7 miles away)
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  • Ridgeland
    Grades: PK-12 | 217 students
    3.7 miles
    9009 Tarboro Road
    Ridgeland, SC 29936
  • Pineland
    Taylor Learning Resource Center
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 106 students
    10.9 miles
    Po Box 75
    Pineland, SC 29934
  • Sheldon
    Grades: 2-11 | 4 students
    14.5 miles
    Po Box 51 Highway 17
    Sheldon, SC 29941
  • Okatie
    Grades: PK-8 | 241 students
    15.6 miles
    323 Fording Island Rd
    Okatie, SC 29909
  • Lobeco
    Grades: K-12 | 101 students
    16.5 miles
    Po Box 719
    Lobeco, SC 29931

School Reviews

5.0 Stars   05/17/16
After serching and making comparisons to other schools in the South Carolina low country area (Jasper, Beaufort Counties), there is no doubt that Thomas Heyward is a superior academic and extracurricular environment. The college acceptance/attendance rate is in the high 90's. The school environemnt gives parents confidence that thier children are in good hands, all day long. I only wish I had the opporunity send our son there sooner.
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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $8,830 for elementary schools and $6,539 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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